Issues: Aging

Senator Carlucci & Supervisor Gromack Host Ceremonial Unveiling of New Accessibility Icon Signs

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and disability advocates, hosted a Ceremonial Unveiling of the new Accessibility Icon Signs, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 31, 2015
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August 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Cuts the Ribbon on Renovations

Senator Ortt took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on an expansion and renovation project for the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Niagara Falls. The project included a new lobby and state-of-the-art therapy room, and major improvements to the reception area and resident rooms. Sen. Ortt said these upgrades will help to improve the quality and comfort for its residents.

 

July 29, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI TO KICK OFF POVERTY HEARINGS IN ROCKLAND

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.

July 28, 2015
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Ortt Announces Farm-to-Seniors Initiative Underway

Program Allows Seniors to Access Fresh Produce From Local Farmers Markets for Free

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local Farmers Markets. The Farm-to-Seniors initiative promotes nutrition and healthy eating while also supporting the local farming and business community. A total of $2 million was included in this year’s state budget to support the initiative across New York.    

July 16, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: Civic, Residents Stood Up By Agency

The Department of Design and Construction last Thursday canceled its appearance at the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association meeting hours before it was supposed to update residents on a capital project on James Court.

The project was first proposed when state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was a councilman. He, too, expressed anger at the DDC not showing up to the meeting.

 

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July 7, 2015
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More Seniors Now Eligible for Free Produce from Local Farmers' Markets

Program Sponsored by Senator Young Supports Better Health, Local Farmers

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) announced today that funding included in this year’s state budget will provide free farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers’ markets to seniors in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston Counties.

 

July 2, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Brookdale Fayetteville

Senator John A. DeFrancisco helps cut the ribbon to celebrate the renaming of Clare Bridge of Manlius to Brookdale Fayetteville. The senior living center offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia care.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with David Balliette, Executive Director of Brookdale Fayetteville, and Assemblyman Ale Stirpe.   

July 2, 2015
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FARM FRESH FOODS FOR SENIORS

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

June 22, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Senior Citizens From Abuse And Exploitation

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a sweeping package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.  The legislation would create a statewide elder abuse reporting system and increase public awareness of elder mistreatment, facilitate the prosecution of individuals who endanger the welfare of seniors, and help ensure adequate care for the elderly in long-term care facilities. 

June 19, 2015
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AGING CHAIRS TEAM UP TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS

AGING CHAIRS TEAM UP TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS

Bill to Create Comprehensive Program Database Passes Both Houses

 

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz (D—Brooklyn), Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Committees on Aging, announced that their bill to create a program database for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease has passed both Houses.

June 16, 2015
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Senate Passes Valesky-Sponsored Elder Financial Abuse Legislation

Albany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) protecting seniors from financial abuse passed the Senate June 15, which was also World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

June 16, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect Senior Citizens from Abuse

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.

June 16, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Senior Citizens from Abuse and Exploitation

The New York State Senate today passed a sweeping package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.

June 15, 2015
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SERINO TAKES ACTION TO COMBAT ELDER ABUSE

SERINO TAKES ACTION TO COMBAT ELDER ABUSE

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) brought the issue of elder abuse to the forefront today, memorializing the state to recognize the day, June 15, 2015, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day and passing critical pieces of legislation that have the potential to halt elder abuse in our state. Senator Serino is the NYS Senate’s Aging Committee Chair.

June 15, 2015
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Senator Ortt's Week in Review

Senator Rob Ortt talks about the events he took part in across Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. He also mentions people he's met with to discuss issues and recaps his legislation that recently passed in the New York State Senate. 

June 12, 2015
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Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors

Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors 

(Hollis, Queens -- May 8th, 2015) In light of recent deaths across the five boroughs, Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted a Fire Prevention Workshop for residents of the community yesterday, May 7th, 2015. The workshop was the first in a series of planned fire prevention initiatives to help residents protect their families against home-based hazards. These initiatives are part of an effort to increase awareness and minimize risks from fire, carbon monoxide exposure and household appliances.

June 11, 2015
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